Accuracy in Media

ABC News published a profile of the Democratic Party’s 2018 midterm election strategy, which is focused on suburban communities and college-educated female voters. In the piece, the network focused on how the majority of the Democratic Party candidates are more centrist than their liberal colleagues currently serving in Congress.

Buried in the article is how two party candidates were not specific on their support for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Reason being, if the Democrats gain a majority in the House of Representatives, they choose the next Speaker, which could be Pelosi. Pelosi has already served as Speaker and is positioning herself to serve as Speaker again.

ABC News reported:

And neither [Sean] Casten nor [Chrissy] Houlahan would commit to voting for Nancy Pelosifor speaker, but they also didn’t rule it out. Both said they would need to think about who got their vote and consider all the candidates for the position.

Instead of running an article that outlines the party’s strategy, ABC News should have run with a headline on how centrist candidates are refusing to support a leader in their own party.

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